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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:52 am    Post subject: Password is Displayed in Plaintext on Activation Email Reply with quote

I just signed up for an account here on the forums, and saw that my password was displayed in plaintext on the email that gets sent during account activation. Why? What if I was sitting under a security camera and they recorded my password? I was sitting next to someone and they almost saw my password! And the email isn't even encrypted! Is this something that can be changed?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd use a junk password for this site - just like any other site it's best to use something unique for each site. Chances are there's no real secure information on this site and thus have little value to hackers. The only reason it could be valuable is that the password matches another site... which would not be a good idea.
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